Executive Leadership

To speak with an expert, contact Massi Colonna, Director of Communications.

Jeanne Bourgault
President & CEO
Deborah Ensor
Senior Vice President, Technical Leadership
Marjorie Rouse
Chief Programs Officer
Meera Selva
Chief Executive, Europe

Regional Leadership

The Americas

Our Americas Leadership Team

Maria Fernandez-Garcia
Regional Director for The Americas

Maria Fernandez-Garcia develops and supervises programs across the Americas that empower people across the continent through access to trusted and quality information. These programs include investigative and community journalism, work to protect a free and open internet, and support to mitigate disinformation, especially among at-risk communities.

Prior to joining Internews in 2017, Maria was Program Director and Advisor on Strategy and Innovation at the International Republican Institute (IRI).

  • Eric Corzine
    Business Manager
  • Pablo Arcuri
    Program Manager

Our Asia-Pacific Leadership Team

Brian D. Hanley
Regional Director for Asia-Pacific

Brian D. Hanley is the Regional Director for Asia-Pacific for Internews, where he leads media development programs in more than 20 countries. He brings more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in development and foreign policy, including more than 15 years of senior management practice in Asia.

Prior to joining Internews, he served as a Senior Democracy and Governance Field Advisor in USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG).

  • Shynta Yoernal
    Director of Business and Program Operations
  • Rowan Reid
    Program Manager
  • Sim Kok Eng Amy
    Sr. Program Manager
Europe and Eurasia

Our Europe and Eurasia Leadership Team

Dmitri Surnin
Regional Director for Europe & Eurasia

Dmitri “Dima” Surnin is Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia. Dima has been managing projects for Internews in Europe and Eurasia since 2012, as well as been an advisor and trainer across multiple regional and national programs.

He is a former publishing professional who has worked in media development and sustainability for most of his career.

  • Sasha Skotarenko
    Program Manager
  • Jenny Holm
    Program Manager
  • Risa Chubinsky
    Program Support Manager
  • Yovita Kalantaite
    Business Operations Manager
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Our MENA Leadership Team

Susanne Nasr
Regional Director for MENA

Susanne Nasr is the Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), based in Berlin.

Nasr is a media development and digital security specialist with 18 years of experience in designing, implementing and overseeing media and safety programs in high-risk environments.

  • Laura Holt
    Director of Business and Program Operations
  • Candace Gibson
    Program Manager
Sub-Saharan Africa

Our Sub-Saharan Africa Leadership Team

Brice Rambaud
Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

Brice Rambaud is the Internews Regional Director for Africa, based in Kenya. He leads the development and administration of Internews’ diverse array of projects and activities in the continent. 

He was previously the Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) as well as a media development consultant providing business development support and designing media training and humanitarian media programs. 

  • Judy Stanley
    Director of Business and Program Operations
  • Thibault Chapoy
    Program Manager
  • Fatuma Sanbur
    Program Manager, East and Southern Africa
  • Musa Sangarie
    Program Manager, West and Central Africa
Multi-Regional Programs

Our Multi-Regional Programs Leadership Team

Chris Wild
Director for Multi-Regional Programs

As Director for Multi-Regional Programs, Chris develops and oversees a diverse portfolio of Internews programming that is implemented in two or more geographic regions to strengthen independent media, advance freedom of expression, and increase access to information.

Previously at Internews, Chris was Senior Director, Global Development (2014-2022) as well as Country Director/Chief of Party in Ukraine (2010-2012).

  • Haley Slafer
    Director of Internet Freedom & Resilience Programs
  • Craig Twitt
    Head of Freedom of Expression Programs

Technical Leadership

Alison Campbell

Senior Advisor, Technical Leadership Unit

James Fahn

Executive Director, Earth Journalism Network

Jason Lambert

Senior Director, Media Business

Andrew Lyons

Director, Global Technology Hub

Megan Miller

Director, Health Programming

Melody Patry

Senior Director, Technology, Media & Democracy

Gita Saedi Kiely

Director, FilmAid

Irene Scott

Director, Humanitarian Programming

Paula Orlando

Advisor, Gender Programming

Organizational Leadership

Alex Cole

Vice President, External Affairs

Massi Colonna

Director, Communications

Shannon England

Vice President, Global Development

Erica Feldkamp

Vice President, Information Technology & Security

Dylan Gray

Vice President, Grants & Contracts

Momodou Jobe

Vice President, Strategic & Financial Planning

Reagan Kirsten

Vice President, People & Culture

Rosie Parkyn

Global Director, Impact

Abdurahman Sharif

Senior Director, Partnerships & Outreach, Europe

Jake Trees

Vice President, Enterprise Risk & Field Operation

Robyn Mordeno

Vice President, Finance & Accounting